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Grateful Dead Live at Hampton Coliseum on 1992-03-05


Topics Live concert


Help On The Way-> Slipknot!-> Franklin's Tower, The Same Thing, Jack A Roe, Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues, Let It Grow Eyes Of The World-> Way To Go Home, Estimated Prophet-> He's Gone-> Drums-> Jam-> The Wheel-> I Need A Miracle-> So Many Roads-> Good Lovin', E: U.S. Blues


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date March 5, 1992
Venue Hampton Coliseum
Location Hampton, VA

Source SBD> DAT> ?> CD> EAC> SHN


Notes

SBD> DAT> ?> CD> EAC> SHN; EAC> SHN by Ben Luton; small dropout d3t4 5:56

Reviews

Reviewer: nofukenway - - June 1, 2008
Subject: jerry's sneakers
Awsome show at the spaceship hampton..I was standing right in front of jerry's shoes
Reviewer: dirty jev-o - - October 12, 2007
Subject: sick quality
yep...another nice show....I like when Jerry looks mean----cause then he plays mean

but phil is very quiet.....and i do not like phil when he is quiet
Reviewer: y2j - - December 2, 2006
Subject: A little thin
While the sound is crisp and clean, Phil is way down in the mix and the overall sound is a little thin. That being said, the playing is pretty good. Some of Vince's synth sounds are a little hard to handle in spots. But the show is good overall. I'm always a sucker for a nice build up into the Wheel, and this one delivers.
Reviewer: gruUbic - - March 16, 2006
Subject: In the Land of Hampton Roads
03/05/92 - solid. SB alittle low, but audio's perfekt. show represents HQual GD shows, early 90s - i'll call it orchestral, MIDI-fied jerry -- Their sound in 92 is what it is, brutha, and if they didnt change, they wouldnt be the dead...Pioneers of the best sound avail. Shoot, its Hampton! The show was fun as sheet. The boyz were into it - and smilin lots. Hampton: home to the Warlocks return! - its a fun one...
Reviewer: smgarcia - - March 3, 2006
Subject: Hmm
I like the speed of Help > Slip > Franklins. It's slower than some of the other ones during this time period.

But I don't like some of the piano play. It's like tinker bell flying through the forest. It sounds like a clavichord piano. It's just a little much. The grateful dead sound SOUND is different in later years. They must have changed instruments, uses different amps.
Reviewer: Hilder,rebuilder - - January 25, 2006
Subject: Obsessed David's, "SMR" project
GOT TO GET THEM ALL! SEE 1992,2,21 FOR DETAILS
Reviewer: nathalie - - January 14, 2006
Subject: old school
Very rarely do I get outside of my '72-'78 comfort zone. Like all old timers I got frustrated at actually needing to have a ticket in advance of a show. That said, this show rocks. Jerry sounds hotter than I'd heard him in a while. So Many Roads literally gave me goose bumps. There must be some more 90s nuggets out there now I've got to find them
Reviewer: nathalie - - January 14, 2006
Subject: old school
Very rarely do I get outside of my '72-'78 comfort zone. Like all old timers I got frustrated at actually needing to have a ticket in advance of a show. That said, this show rocks. Jerry sounds hotter than I'd heard him in a while. So Many Roads literally gave me goose bumps. There must be some more 90s nuggets out there now I've got to find them
Reviewer: tarheel71 - - January 1, 2006
Subject: fear and loathing in hampton
First of all, Hampton is a spaceship, and an awesome spaceship to see a show in at that. Almost seemed sac-religious that mc hammer and u2 (yes i dont like u2, sorry) were playing in the same ship that week. Well, they started with help-slip-frank. they opened up the last 2nd set I saw (6-14-91) with the same thing and I found this to my liking. sure the rfk version was hotter but a help-slip is a help-slip. What I mostly remember was the kid in front of me who was x'ed out and dancing so hard that he had me pinned back against an obese woman dancing with equal-dionysion-fervor. My feet never touched the ground, as I was held up by this woman's enormous breast while the kid in front unknowingly beat me with his flailing elbows. There is probably a lesson here somewhere, or atleast a metephor. The rest of the set was short but sweet but I had to find new confines for the 2nd set. 2nd set was solid, with an eyes, he's gone, wheel, so many roads. I was more than satisfied. well, sort of, see I missed the 89 warlock shows so I obviously had inflated expectations of absurdly wonderful set lists. That aside I was satisfied. Allright, I was just really bummed I missed 89 but it was still a good show. Atleast I got to watch a half-naked hippie-zombie rub oranges all over his body throughout the second set. Somehow thissight has changed me in a wonderfully horrible way. Us blues encore, always nice (but not dark star, attics, death don't nice but who's complaining)and home we go. My friend at is first show and wearing way too many hippie clothes (he's dressing for the occassion a bit hard)and I can't help to make fun of him the whole way home despite the fact that they are my clothes. but I would never were them in that combination, atleast not before spring. anyway, i piss him off (he's tripping) and karma gets me because we get lost in South east D.C. (not a good thing) and we get back to late for me to get to sleep before my big exam, which i fail and then get kicked out of school. Oh yeah, the show, it was great, but I'll always remeber it as the beginning of the end because vince interjected himself in the heart of the second set and continued to do so just about everynight til 95. so now we have estimated-samba-eyes instead of estimated eyes for ever more. ouch
Reviewer: dmilks - - August 3, 2005
Subject: Some of the best of '92
I don't care what the naysayers say, THIS tour was awesome. Most say that '91 was the beginning of the end, some will even argue '90 was the beginning of the end. Listen to the Eyes, or the Estimated, or the He's Gone, or any of the other tunes, and tell me that it doesn't rival some of the best the Dead did in the 90's...I will make the argument that after this tour, the beginning of the end had taken flight...There wasn't too much after this that was CONSISTENTLEY hot, there was pockets of beauty (summer 93), but not whole tours that just smoked.
Reviewer: stealthhippy - - May 29, 2005
Subject: BEAUTIFUL NOISE
just got done listening..from the beautiful recording to the great and inusual mix of old favorites...this is a must have,,,i still love the 92 shows no matter what the others may think...they may have been throwing the crowd a bone..but i'wish i was there to catch it?????record this show now...4 stars.....
Reviewer: lobster12 - - April 14, 2005
Subject: TAKE A STEP BACK
...to quote the boys. If you want to say best of 92, No beef even though I'd steer you to the sunday Vegas show in May. Better than Cornell????? Whatever floats your boat people..

Good show. solid. Would not seal it in a vault or even mention in same breath as Cornell though
Reviewer: Billy DeLyons - - April 14, 2005
Subject: Up Front
There was only one line of people between myself and Jerry @ this show. I was fortunate enough to see him play from this vantage point a few times (Warfield Theater being the high points of my 'career'), and this was the Most Unpleasant Grateful Dead concert I ever saw.

Garcia looked like he rather would have been ANYWHERE but THERE. Glaring @ Phil. Ignoring Bob. When they opened with Help On The Way - the crowd went Nuts. (As expected.) Garcia looked out over the crown with a look that can only be desrcibed as "Jeez - Can't you people tell we're just throwing you a bone?" It was bordering on Disdain.

I had seen them about 20 times at this point, and it was obvious they (specifically Garcia) were NOT 'into it' anymore. It is somewhere around this time that Bruce Hornsby 'called Jerry out' for Crimes against Music. I know why. Jerry didn't give a Damn that night.

Fortunately I saw some WONDERFUL shows May/Summer '93 all over the country that reaffirmed the band for me. (Not to mention a series of SMOKIN' JGB shows...)Everyone has downtimes in their lives/relationships...

Anyway - going back an listening to this GREAT SOUNDING recording of that most uncomfortable night for me 13 years ago has been a good experience. Just listening to the music and not having to watch Jerry scowl and grimace @ us and his bandmates the whole time is an enjoyable experience, a good concert.
Reviewer: birdsgosouth - - February 25, 2005
Subject: A Hampton comedown
These shows were all about bringing this place back to earth from the GD history that was made here in '89. These shows were fun; always great to be here. The shows were a little blah, maybe we all thought that some more crazy shit was going to happen on par with '89 and then the boys delivered 2 solid if somewhat predictable shows. Not a necessary run in terms of the music.
Reviewer: VAJetsFan - - February 15, 2005
Subject: Come on...
This is a decent sounding show; I've downloaded at least 20 that are better. As for show quality; I was there and this was a fun show, and Hornsby is outrageous, but I agree with another reviewer--Vince destroys a bunch of tunes.

Better than Cornell...not even close.
Reviewer: darkeyes - - February 13, 2005
Subject: 1st show
I remember tickets going on sale outside of my dorm at the Mosque (a venue that the dead played at back in the day), so I purchased two tickets for each night. I am so blessed to have these recordings; (1) because it was my first show. 2)I lost my head that night:) The Help/Slip/Franklin's opener is tight. The Eye's as a second set opener is sweet!
Now I know why they call the coliseum the spaceship because I was transported somewhere else that night. I remember coming out of the show and running into a wall of fog that had blown in from the coast; it was the icing on the cake to such a spectacular first show. The sound quality of this download is the best I've happened upon in here. Download it it's worth it.
Reviewer: borndead - - January 13, 2005
Subject: Got busted
This was a great show for me, got busted earlier in the day,made bail,made the show in peace.The next day i got some real trouble though.The police in Virginia are brutal.During So many roads Jerry had a music stand in front of him,this was before the lyrics monitors.I was about 2 or 3 people back right in front of the fat man,no seats on floor!!!!!!
The end of the last highpoint for the band with Hornsby.
I also rememeber that these were stealth shows.
They were not sold at GDTS or even on the hotline for the spring tour.But after 3 days in Atlanta the word was go to Hampton before the Maryland run.We got there early that morning and tickets had been on sale for a little bit so we got plenty for both nights.......
Reviewer: brendanmcauley - - January 6, 2005
Subject: Best Sound Quality Ever!
I have no way to describe how I feel about how good this sound quality is. I just used this "eyes" as my new years intro song while partying out in Vermont.

Great show!!!!

I have listened to a lot of dead- I mean a lot- I have no other music than dead, I listen to aboout 10 full shows per week and this is absolutely the BEST show I have. Everyone I was with over the Holidays heard this show and agreed- Best Quality Ever!!!!

If I could go to 6 stars this would get 6.

Yes, better than Cornell...
Reviewer: Sonic_Utes - - September 22, 2004
Subject: Good setlist, Average delivery
I hate to say it, but Vince's contributions adversely affect almost every song. I remember leaving the show HAPPY, but after downloading it now and listening to it a couple of times, I have buried this show in my rotation. Sound quality is good, though.
Reviewer: Poorphucker - - July 28, 2004
Subject: My first show.
This was certainly a beautiful turning point in my life with this being my first show. I don't know why I have never thought of finding the show until now but I am glad I did!!! This is an amazing recording and it sent my mind back to the days I most enjoyed of my life!
Reviewer: Don Young - - May 24, 2004
Subject: Hampton
It in fact seems that the Dead had a special relationship with Hampton Coliseum, and this night was no different. I was among the sold-out crowd with 2 of my best friends, and nearly lost my mind when they opened with Help On The Way -> Slipknot! -> Franklins Tower. I Need A Miracle was the peak for me, and US Blues closed the show with a wonderful light show.

All-in-all a great night.

The sound quality of the download is top-notch, after a not-quite-mixed-right first few minutes.

Download this show, and enjoy!
Reviewer: spinyn - - May 10, 2004
Subject: Thanks for the tip!
Lovely recording! Sweet jam in "Slipknot"... This is a good one. Thanks for pointing it out.

Mark in NOLA
Reviewer: jeffsetz - - May 7, 2004
Subject: Pristine '90s soundboard
This is one of the best sounding soundboards I've downloaded so far. The Hampton Coliseum always seemed to bring out the best in the Dead and this is no exception. Any show that opens with Help->Slip->Frank
was always a good sign of a hot night ahead. Download worthy!
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